Sports Action Posters / Athletic Team Marketing
(Update: 8/17/2018) This project has evolved significantly in the ten years or so since I started teaching it in terms of the techniques students use, how I facilitate collaboration, and what the final product looks like. This short video captures the student experience from the Spring 2018 semester. It features our inspiration for this project, students photographing the school athletes, their workflow, meetings at the NBA headquarters and with the creative director of the NY Mets at Citi Field. For a behind the scenes look at how I taught this unit and suggestions for celebrating your own students' work, check out this clip here.
This project creates an opportunity for students to showcase their athletic talents by applying their understanding of blending modes and textures.